The charges against Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo were withdrawn today by the Fayette County Court, according to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Renatta Signorini, who was at the courthouse and spotted Chickillo leaving Wednesday.
His attorney briefly spoke with reporters before leaving the courthouse.
Chickillo was arrested during the Steelers bye week on three charges, including simple assault, for an incident involving him and his long-time girlfriend at Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania. Chickillo was accused of shoving his girlfriend to the ground after the two got into an argument.
As Signorini’s tweets notes, the citation against his girlfriend, Alysha Newman, was also withdrawn. She was cited for harassment.
The NFL placed Chickillo on the Commissioner’s Exempt List October 23rd. That made him ineligible to play though still able to get paid and report to the team facility for meetings. The league still could take action against him as they investigate the incident. It remains unclear if and when he could get removed from the Exempt list and fully return to the team.